[K12OSN] rdesktop shows gray x

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Sat May 24 14:05:41 UTC 2008

Barry R Cisna wrote:

> Since upgrading our home K12LTSP server to EL5, when I try and  
> rdesktop
> by CTL-ALT-F3 to one of our schools server ( either WIN2000 or  
> WIN2003),
> I now get the ol' gray 'x'. I can telnet to this server on port  
> 3389 ,no
> probs and connect. I used to get the gray X in this fashion before, IF
> this particular server was turned off at school . I can use the  
> terminal
> server client in K12ltsp and connect fine to any of our school  
> servers.
> Would anyone know how to go about troubleshooting this? As I said I  
> can
> use the terminal server client fine. I am just curious what I have
> wrong? I can drop to a shell, no probs with CTL-ALT-F2. My config
> lts.conf  :
> SCREEN_03          = rdesktop
> 		 RDP_SERVER = public_ip_address_server2000
> 		 RDP_OPTIONS = -f -d domainxyz
> # I have found without changing to -f I don't even get the gray "x" if
> the above -f is -F (default)- ( uppercase)? This is from past
> experience.

See rdesktop --help for the options. Apparently -f means 'full-screen  
mode'. There doesn't seem to be an -F option.

Nils Breunese.

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